When classrooms don’t have enough desks, children are either forced to sit five on a bench meant for two students, or sit on the floor. This can be extremely uncomfortable, and distracts them from their learning. Imagine sitting on the floor, surrounded by other students, being bitten by dust mites, trying to write on your lap, and straining your neck to see the board. It’s an impossible situation.
We work with schools and local authorities in the UK to reuse their redundant educational furniture and equipment by sending it to our partnered projects in Ghana.
We can help school leaders in the UK make sure their redundant furniture doesn’t go to waste by enhancing the quality of another school overseas. For UK schools it can help build an understanding of school life in developing countries and serve as an opportunity to reflect on the value of resources and learn how best to use them.